Just like last week where the Dolphin’s defense needed to know where Alvin Kamara was on every play, this week they need to know where AJ Brown every time the Titan’s offense is out there.
Last week, AJ Brown returned to the Titans after battling a chest injury. He had 11 receptions for 145 yards and one TD. He had 16 targets for the game. Try guessing who the other receivers are for the Titans. You can try and say Julio Jones but I’m pretty sure that guy isn’t playing and might be washed. The offense without Henry goes through AJ Brown and Tannehill knows it.
I’d love to be able to report that the Dolphins will simply have Xavien Howard guard Brown for the whole game. But, we know full well that Flores and Boyer will have others such as Byron Jones and even Nik Needham, if Brown lines up in the slot, over him. Hopefully, they have someone always over the top of Brown.
In those instances where they’re bringing the house and are in man coverage, it better be Howard on him. I don’t care if that gives away exactly what Miami is doing defensively, Howard needs to be locked on Brown.
Miami could get gashed by the running game and it’s possible that Anthony Firkser catches a bunch of underneath passes. But AJ Brown has the ability to break the game open for the Titans something the guys and units I just mentioned can’t. It’s imperative that they do what they can to erase AJ Brown and let everyone else on Tennesse brat them.